• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $484 Average Retail $700 MSRP
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $380 Average Retail $600 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony NEX-5T over Canon EOS M

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Canon EOS M over Sony NEX-5T

  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality similar to Rebel T4i, T5i and SL1 DSLRs, with 18-megapixel APS-C-type sensor delivering considerable resolution for a mirrorless camera; Solid build and sleek design; Bright, high-resolution 3-inch LCD touchscreen monitor; Full 1080p HD video recording that's virtually silent with an STM lens.

  • Barely acceptable autofocus speed still lags far behind most mirrorless cameras despite firmware update fix; Limited physical controls and buttons, including no Program, Priority, or Manual on Mode dial; Lacks built-in flash or electronic viewfinder option; Only two compact EF-M mount lenses currently available.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Sony NEX-5T
Samsung NX1000
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
Canon EOS M
Samsung NX1000
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5R
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $579
  • APS-C
Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5R
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $357
  • APS-C
Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-3N
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $357
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony NEX-5T
Samsung NX1100
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
Canon EOS M
Samsung NX1100
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
Canon EOS M
Sony A5000
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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